New Medicine Announce Immediate Break Up, Cancel Remaining Shows

After six years and two successful studio albums, New Medicine have announced plans to disband, effective immediately. All upcoming shows have been cancelled and, from what we can tell, there seems to be almost no chance they will ever be rescheduled.

If you’re reading this now and feeling a little confused, we can’t blame you. New Medicine has been relatively quiet on the public front for a bit, but we had no idea the band would call it quits in such an immediate manner. The news was shared with fans earlier today, April 27, via a message posted to the …

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Rotting Out Call it Quits

Better to burn out bright than to fade away, eh?

Though they’re far from being the first to release music of this kind, there aren’t many groups doing what Rotting Out has done in the past couple of years – which has arguably been the peak of this Los Angeles hardcore band’s career. With their one-of-a-kind stage presence and willingness to play in any room, they served as a jumping off point for many into this incredible genre.

Frontman Walter Delgado made a very brief post to his Tumblr account today, sharing that his band has officially broken up as …


Rest In Peace: Taylor Negron (1957 – 2015)

Word has come in from several reputable sources that Taylor Negron, perhaps best remembered for his appearance in Fast Times At Ridgemont High, has passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 57.

Born in 1957, Negron initially got his start in stand-up comedy. He performed in and around his hometown of Glendale while still in high school, and later, following graduation, quickly found a home in the land known as Hollywood. As his recognition grew so did his roles, including dramatic and comedic turns in hit shows like Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He …


Wayne Static’s Widow Issues Statement, Claims Wayne Did Not OD

The death of any musician is guaranteed to be fodder for gossip columnists and bloggers trying to gain clicks. People tend to jump to conclusions, especially when famous people died at an age earlier than 80. Wayne Static was 48 when he passed away this last week, and in the days since his passing there have been numerous articles speculating about the cause of his death. We have no concrete information to speak of at this point, but a new statement from Wayne’s widow has shed light on the situation.

Writing to fans and those who have chosen to support …

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Remembering Wayne Static: 10 Songs Everyone Should Know

The news of Wayne Static’s passing has shocked rock fans around the world, including every single member of the Under The Gun team. Many of us grew up listening to Static’s music, and some even cite Wisconsin Death Trip as one of the main reasons they began to explore the world of metal. You didn’t have to be a fan of industrial music to enjoy the art Wayne and his bandmates created, and truth be told, you did not even have to be that into rock. As long as you were able to listen to something with an open mind …

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Rest In Peace: G.R.L. Member Simone Battle (1989-2014)

This is a rough way to start the day.

G.R.L. member and one-time X Factor contestant Simone Battle has passed away. She was 25.

News of Battle’s death began to spread across the internet early Saturday morning. Her passing was first confirmed by longtime producer Derek Butler over Instagram, then later by her label and management. Details of her death have not been revealed at this time, so it is unclear whether or not foul play is suspected, but a spokesperson for G.R.L. has released a statement on behalf of the group. It reads:

“We are deeply saddened by


Rest In Peace: Jimi Jamison (Former Lead Singer of Survivor)

The world of rock and roll has lost one of its most iconic voices.

TMZ broke the news last night that Survivor frontman and longtime rock legend Jimi Jamison has passed away. He was 63.

Jamison’s booking agent, Sally Irwin, told the gossip site that Jamison died of a heart attack at his home in Memphis. No information on funeral services or memorials is available at this time.

Age had not slowed Jamison’s passion for music in the slightest. He had just performed with the band Saturday night, August 30, in Northern California. You can view a video of Jamison …


Rest In Peace: Richard Attenborough (1923 – 2014)

Word is breaking this evening that Lord Richard Attenborough, iconic actor on stage and screen, has passed away. He was 90.

Attenborough died Sunday, his son Michael told the BBC in London. The cause of Attenborough’s death is not known at this time, but the famed actor suffered a stroke five years ago that left him in a coma for several days and confined him to a wheelchair since.

In total, Attenborough appeared in more than 70 major motion pictures, including The Great Escape, The Flight Of The Phoenix and the 90s remake of Miracle On 34th Street. …


Abandon All Ships Break Up, Announce Final Show

Canadian hardcore outfit Abandon All Ships have announced plans to disband before the end of September.

“We’d like to start this off with a thank you. Thank you to our fans, friends, and family for the last 8 years,” wrote Angel Aita of Abandon All Ships in an open letter released Friday afternoon. “After many ups and downs, good times and bad, it’s time that Abandon All Ships comes to an end. There’s no hard feelings or inner turmoil, it’s just time that we all move on to the next chapter of our lives. We’d also like to say thank …


Rest In Peace: Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992 – 2014)

Skye McCole Bartusiak, who is probably best known for her roles in The Patriot and Riding In Cars With Boys, has passed away. She was 21.

Bartusiak’s parents broke the news of their daughter’s death to members of the press earlier today. “We lost our girl,” Helen McCole Bartusiak told CNN. “She was a kind and really beautiful girl.” A cause of death has not been determined at this point, but Bartusiak’s mother has commented that she believes her daughter’s long-running bout with epileptic seizures may be responsible. She worries the actress “had a seizure and choked and …


Rest In Peace: James Garner (1928 – 2014)

A rough week of celebrity losses just got a whole lot worse.

Just days after the world said goodbye to Johnny Winter and Elaine Stritch, news is breaking that iconic screen actor James Garner has also passed away. He was 86.

Garner, who rose to fame with his role on the 1950s television series Maverick, was found dead of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday. Officers responded to a call at Garner’s home around 8:00 P.M. PST and confirmed Garner’s identity …


Rest In Peace: Elaine Stritch (1925 – 2014)

First Johnny Winter, and now this? Today sucks.

News has been breaking for the past hour that broadway and screen legend Elaine Stritch died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Michigan. She was 89.

Stritch started her entertainment career more than half a century ago. She landed a few small TV roles at the end of the 1940s, but most Broadway historians will likely tell you that Stritch originally rose to fame in the 1952 revival of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s once controversial production, Pal Joey. Stritch was required to strip as part of her role, …